What We Got For $1.7 Trillion

Dear Editor

So the Senate passed the $1.7 trillion budget, a new record unless I’m not wrong. But what was in that thing?

The $410 million allocated “enhanced border security” in the countries of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman and Tunisia, but of the $230 million allocated to “acquisition and deployment of border security technologies,” but the bill appears to prohibit funding specifically for improving ‘border control processing.’

$575 million is assigned to “family planning/reproductive health” in areas where “population growth threatens biodiversity or endangered species.” so the spotted owl can have as many chicks as it wants but you can’t.

A federal building in San Francisco, California, will be designated as the Speaker Nancy Pelosi Federal Building, and in Georgia, Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) will have one named for him. The allocation on this boondoggle? $65 million.

Also requested is $3.6 million for a “Michelle Obama Trail.”

Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee, will receive $3 million for an “American LGBTQ+ Museum.” Up to $200 million will be made available for the “gender equity and equality action fund,” which can also be made available to “promote democracy” and “gender programs in Pakistan.”

According to my calculator that comes to $1,483,000,003.6 TRILLION dollars. And that’s not including the operating cost for running the government. Someone please check this to make sure I got it right.

Are there pork barrel projects inserted by Republicans? No doubt. It’s a known fact bloodsuc… I mean politicians insert things to buy votes. But remember, this is your money. These are those taxes you pay every year. Oh, and not just you but businesses as well. Oh, I’m sorry, not businesses, because once again it’s you that pay it, most of the time those businesses pass it on to the consumer. And I don’t blame them because they have to make money as well. Remember, this stuff doesn’t just magically appear.

Uncle Joe and the (National Socialist) Democrat Party don’t care. They have ways of taking care of their own, and do. I will note (Chris), the Republicans don’t have clean hands in this. They can be just as bad, just not on this scale. And remember the (NS) Democrat Party is moving as fast as they can before they lose control in January.

What are you going to do America? Are you going to just forget it in two years? I hope not.

Carpe diem,

Alan Marshall